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NYC's Great Big Bacon Picnic: What to expect at Brooklyn's pork-centric festival

Bite into New York's bacon scene this month at Brooklyn's second annual festival dedicated to everyone's favorite pork product.

The Great Big Bacon Picnic returns to the Old Pfizer Factory in Williamsburg on Sept. 24 and 25. If you're the Ron Swanson of your friend group, this is the fest for you: Pig out on endless bacon and booze from bars and restaurants around NYC, including Astoria gastropub Snowdonia, Williamsburg's Traif (known for its focus on all things pork) and Red Hook's Sixpoint Brewery.

Tickets start at $99 for one of three sessions -- Saturday brunch (noon to 2:30 p.m.), Saturday happy hour (5:30 to 8 p.m.) or Sunday brunch (1 to 3:30 p.m.). If you're not a pork person, you should probably stay home; there are no turkey or soy bacon offerings up for grabs at this pig-centric picnic.

Scroll through for a peek at what you can expect from the second annual bacon fest.

There'll be no shortage of thick-cut bacon

Tellers, An American Chophouse, based in Islip, will
Photo Credit: Tellers

Tellers, An American Chophouse, based in Islip, will offer up thick-cut slabs of black pepper bacon with a spicy-sweet horseradish glaze -- and you won't even have to travel to Long Island for it.

You'll undoubtedly try new things

These bacon marmalade buns from Kingsley in the
Photo Credit: Kingsley

These bacon marmalade buns from Kingsley in the East Village -- topped with mayo, scallion and sambal -- were the dish you didn't know you needed.

Bite into sweet bacon treats

Roni-Sue's Chocolates on the Lower East Side will
Photo Credit: Roni-Sue’s Chocolates

Roni-Sue's Chocolates on the Lower East Side will sate your sweet tooth with bacon butter crunch toffee.

Blend sweet with savory

Come for the bacon slabs, stay for the
Photo Credit: Traif

Come for the bacon slabs, stay for the bacon doughnuts from Williamsburg's Traif.

You can stick to the basics

So, you're a purist, eh? Keep it simple
Photo Credit: Great Big Food Events

So, you're a purist, eh? Keep it simple with piles of bacon at the festival's "bacon bar." Last year, festival goers had their pick of nine flavors of bacon.

Take a pork-induced snooze

Too full to face the world? Sleep it
Photo Credit: Casper

Too full to face the world? Sleep it off in Casper's "nap mobile." Seriously, go for it -- we're all friends here.

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